Sonnet to Solidity
Moataz with his smile is like the delta of the Nile,
Softening and cultivating the land with style.
Juliana’s spirit dances, like wheat stalks in the winds of Kansas.
And this is how their life advances:
Man and woman are like the earth that brings forth grain upon the stalk
And flowers in summer, and love, but underneath is rock.
Older than flowers, older than ferns, older than fossils in an amber sheath,
Older than the pharaohs and the pyramids is the soul underneath.
And when, throughout all the wild, love-hungry chaos and storms,
Slowly from the molten rocks of a man's heart and a woman's, a jewel forms,
Then two solid bedrocks mold into one, and each heart transforms.
That is the crystal of peace and unity,
The slow hard jewel of trust, the sapphire of fidelity,
The gem of mutual peace emerging from the wild chaos of love.
- by D.H. Lawrence and R.D. Hacken